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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Project 12/8/17 Cable Tester

This weeks project for the sophomore class in shop is a CAT 5 Cable tester.

A cable tester is a device that is used to test the strength and connectivity of a particular type of cable or other wired assemblies. There are a number of different types of cable testers, each able to test a specific type of cable or wire. This one can be used for CAT 5, coaxial or any cable that has two conductors or more

The student breadboard and test the circuit our then mill out the PCB using a T-Tech 5000 PCB mill.

Project PCB and enclosure

Below is an example PCB CAD Design of the board